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1. Watchmen (2009)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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56 Metascore

In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman

Votes: 458,654 | Gross: $107.51M

2. The Pianist (2002)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.5
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85 Metascore

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Votes: 652,631 | Gross: $32.57M

3. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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72 Metascore

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 778,690 | Gross: $170.74M

4. Downfall (2004)

R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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82 Metascore

Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Votes: 308,670 | Gross: $5.51M

5. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure

6.1
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65 Metascore

In 1957, archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. (Harrison Ford) is called back into action and becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Karen Allen

Votes: 396,562 | Gross: $317.10M

6. The Death of Stalin (2017)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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88 Metascore

Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly 30 years, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 65,271 | Gross: $8.04M

7. Red Dawn (1984)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Drama

6.4
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55 Metascore

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen

Votes: 47,835 | Gross: $38.38M

8. Mr. Jones (2019)

119 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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63 Metascore

A Welsh journalist breaks the news in the western media of the famine in the Soviet Union in the early 1930s.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Peter Sarsgaard, Joseph Mawle

Votes: 265

9. The Good Shepherd (2006)

R | 167 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.7
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61 Metascore

The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.

Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 94,734 | Gross: $59.95M

10. Rambo III (1988)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.8
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36 Metascore

Rambo mounts a one-man mission to rescue his friend Colonel Trautman from the clutches of the formidable invading Soviet forces in Afghanistan.

Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Marc de Jonge, Kurtwood Smith

Votes: 110,413 | Gross: $53.72M

11. Red Heat (1988)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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61 Metascore

A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Belushi, Peter Boyle, Ed O'Ross

Votes: 59,608 | Gross: $34.99M

12. Bitter Harvest (2017)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.0
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34 Metascore

Set in 1930s Ukraine, as Stalin advances the ambitions of communists in the Kremlin, young artist Yuri battles to save his lover Natalka from the Holodomor, the death-by-starvation program that ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians.

Director: George Mendeluk | Stars: Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Terence Stamp, Barry Pepper

Votes: 3,146 | Gross: $0.56M

13. Ali and Nino (2016)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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50 Metascore

Love story of a Muslim Azerbaijani boy and Christian Georgian girl in Baku from 1918 to 1920.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Adam Bakri, María Valverde, Mandy Patinkin, Riccardo Scamarcio

Votes: 4,269

14. Everything Is Illuminated (2005)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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58 Metascore

A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of an eccentric local.

Director: Liev Schreiber | Stars: Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz, Boris Lyoskin, Jonathan Safran Foer

Votes: 55,103 | Gross: $1.71M

15. Gotcha! (1985)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Mystery

6.2
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38 Metascore

Jonathan plays Gotcha with fellow college students, testing ability as assassin or mark, using paintball guns on campus. He flies to Paris on vacation and, with a woman taking his virginity, on to Berlin, where the game/ammo gets real.

Director: Jeff Kanew | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Linda Fiorentino, Jsu Garcia, Alex Rocco

Votes: 6,336 | Gross: $10.81M

16. Doctor Zhivago (2002)

TV-14 | 226 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives become intertwined with the drama of Russian revolution. Doctor Zhivago is about to get ... See full summary »

Stars: Keira Knightley, Sam Neill, Hans Matheson, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 4,652

17. Night People (1954)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

6.5
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During the Cold War, an American soldier is abducted by Soviet agents in West Berlin, sparking a recovery effort led by Colonel Steve Van Dyke.

Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Broderick Crawford, Anita Björk, Rita Gam

Votes: 943

18. Burnt by the Sun (1994)

R | 135 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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In Soviet Union in 1936, a shadow of Stalin's repressions lie on a famous revolution hero. An accusations of being him a foreign spy are nonsense, and all known that, but a slow process of his life's downfall is already running.

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Oleg Menshikov, Nadezhda Mikhalkova

Votes: 13,269 | Gross: $2.62M

19. Barcelona (1994)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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74 Metascore

Ted, a stuffy white guy from Illinois working in sales for the Barcelona office of a US corporation, is paid an unexpected visit by his somewhat less stuffy cousin Fred, who is an officer ... See full summary »

Director: Whit Stillman | Stars: Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman, Tushka Bergen, Mira Sorvino

Votes: 5,296 | Gross: $7.27M

20. Dead Man's Letters (1986)

87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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The world after the nuclear apocalypse. Pale light lits the scenery of total destruction. The surviving humans vegetate in wet cellars under the nuclear winter. But somehow human spirit ... See full summary »

Director: Konstantin Lopushanskiy | Stars: Rolan Bykov, Iosif Ryklin, Viktor Mikhaylov, Aleksandr Sabinin

Votes: 2,278

21. Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)

Unrated | 105 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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60 Metascore

The venerated filmmaker Eisenstein is comparable in talent, insight and wisdom, with the likes of Shakespeare or Beethoven; there are few - if any - directors who can be elevated to such ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti, Maya Zapata, Lisa Owen

Votes: 2,301 | Gross: $0.03M

22. Detonator (1993 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

5.3
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A train with hostages is stolen in Bremen, Germany. It's heading south through Europe with a nuclear bomb. A UN crime-fighting task force is in charge of stopping it in cooperation with local military and police.

Director: David Jackson | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Patrick Stewart, Alexandra Paul, Ted Levine

Votes: 3,119

23. Gagarin. Pervyy v kosmose (2013)

108 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.6
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GAGARIN: FIRST IN SPACE, is a feature film featuring amazing SFX, that celebrates the bravery and achievements of Yuri Gagarin - the first man in space. On April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut ... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Parkhomenko | Stars: Yaroslav Zhalnin, Mikhail Filippov, Olga Ivanova, Vadim Michman

Votes: 2,391

24. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)

Not Rated | 190 min | Drama, History, War

8.8
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His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Tamao Nakamura, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 4,054

25. October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1927)

95 min | Drama, History

7.4
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In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the decrees of peace and of land in ... See full summary »

Directors: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Boris Livanov, Nikolay Popov, Vasili Nikandrov, Layaschenko

Votes: 6,355

26. Fateless (2005)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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87 Metascore

Fourteen-year-old György's life is torn apart in World War II Hungary, as he is sent to a concentration camp, where he is forced to become a man, and learns to find happiness in the midst of hatred, and what it really means to be Jewish.

Director: Lajos Koltai | Stars: Marcell Nagy, Béla Dóra, Bálint Péntek, Áron Dimény

Votes: 6,276 | Gross: $0.20M

27. Company Business (1991)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.7
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A retired CIA agent is recruited to participate in a prisoner exchange with the Russians.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Gene Hackman, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Kurtwood Smith, Terry O'Quinn

Votes: 2,222 | Gross: $1.50M

28. Inchon (1981)

PG | 140 min | Drama, History, War

2.5
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During the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur masterminds the amphibious invasion of Inchon in September 1950.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Gazzara, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 599 | Gross: $5.20M

29. Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966)

TV-PG | 104 min | Crime, Comedy, Drama

6.1
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A paroled conman co-ordinates the robbery of an L. A. Airport bank with the arrival of the Soviet premier.

Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: James Coburn, Camilla Sparv, Aldo Ray, Nina Wayne

Votes: 1,000

30. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (II) (1959)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura, Jun Tatara

Votes: 4,142

31. Kin-dza-dza! (1986)

PG-13 | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Two Russians push the wrong button on a strange device and end up on the telepathic planet Pluke with its strange societal norms.

Director: Georgiy Daneliya | Stars: Stanislav Lyubshin, Evgeniy Leonov, Yuriy Yakovlev, Levan Gabriadze

Votes: 10,442

32. Soldiers of the Damned (2015)

TV-MA | 99 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

3.7
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An evil secret awaits.

Director: Mark Nuttall | Stars: Gil Darnell, Miriam Cooke, Lucas Hansen, Tom Sawyer

Votes: 531

33. Kojak: The Belarus File (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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Lieutenant Theo Kojak teams up with Dana Sutton, a comely federal agent, to uncover a conspiracy reaching back to the Nazi occupation of the Soviet Union.

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Telly Savalas, Suzanne Pleshette, Max von Sydow, Herbert Berghof

Votes: 193

34. Pilot Pirx's Inquest (1979)

95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.5
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The movie is about "finite nonlinears," robots that closely resemble human beings but are even more perfect than humans. They are intended to eventually replace human beings in space ... See full summary »

Director: Marek Piestrak | Stars: Sergei Desnitsky, Boleslaw Abart, Vladimir Ivashov, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy

Votes: 669

35. Giovanni's Island (2014)

102 min | Animation, Drama, History

7.4
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A dramatic yet heart-warming story of cross-cultural friendship among children in the aftermath of WWII, presented by Tokyo-based award-winning animation studio Production I.G. Based on true events.

Director: Mizuho Nishikubo | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Yukie Nakama, Yûsuke Santamaria, Tatyana Sharko

Votes: 1,499

36. The Mystery of the Third Planet (1981)

48 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Animation

8.0
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At the end of the 22nd century Alisa Seleznyova, her father Professor Seleznyov and pilot Zeleny go on a space expedition to find rare animals for Moscow Zoo. On the way they seem to ... See full summary »

Director: Roman Kachanov | Stars: Olga Gromova, Vsevolod Larionov, Yuriy Volyntsev, Vasiliy Livanov

Votes: 2,198

37. Cowards Bend the Knee (2003)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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82 Metascore

It's time for hockey! There's no telling what will happen when the Winnipeg Maroons' own star player Guy becomes embroiled in the twisted lives of Meta, a vengeful Chinoise, and her ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Darcy Fehr, Melissa Dionisio, Amy Stewart, Tara Birtwhistle

Votes: 1,202 | Gross: $0.02M

38. Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within (1998 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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Fact-based story about a 90's espionage case that was chronicled as the worst case of espionage in US history. Aldrich Ames was a middle class CIA agent, whose problems with alcohol and ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Joan Plowright, Elizabeth Peña, C. David Johnson

Votes: 289

39. The Most Beautiful Day (2015)

29 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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A young man named Sherman survives the apocalypse in a soviet-style alternate reality and when trying to find his place outside an isolated city, gets stuck in an underground bunker.

Director: Einar Kuusk | Stars: Einar Kuusk, Peeter Lio, Thomas Kolli, Kristina Sirel

Votes: 389

40. Stand (2014)

Unrated | 87 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.9
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A couple's search for the truth about a homophobic crime in Russia.

Director: Jonathan Taieb | Stars: Renat Shuteev, Andrey Kurganov, Andrey Koshman, Ekaterina Rusnak

Votes: 151

41. Anne Frank Remembered (1995)

PG | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, War

8.0
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Using previously unreleased archival material in addition to contemporary interviews, this academy award-winning documentary tells the story of the Frank family and presents the first ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Blair | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Glenn Close, Janny Brandes-Brilslijper, Rose De Liema

Votes: 918 | Gross: $1.31M

42. Russian sleep experiment (2019)

7 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.5
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The film consists of video recordings of an experiment in which the test subject was not allowed to fall asleep for 14 days.

Director: Sergey A. | Stars: Sergey A., Mikhail Nekrasov

Votes: 25

43. Family of Spies (1990)

Not Rated | 175 min | Drama

6.5
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Park any subtlety at the threshold. The spits and spats keep the anchor shining in this Naval officer adventure. Who knows what is next? The children are precious. The interplay between ... See full summary »

Stars: Powers Boothe, Lesley Ann Warren, Lili Taylor, Graham Beckel

Votes: 224

44. For Those I Loved (1983)

145 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.1
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The true story of Martin Gray, a Polish survivor of the Holocaust, from how he survived the German invasion, how got captured, and how he fought back with the rebels, to his life in the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Enrico | Stars: Michael York, Brigitte Fossey, Jacques Penot, Helen Hughes

Votes: 436

45. Broken Promise (2009)

129 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.0
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A true story of a Jewish boy Martin,talented soccer player,has to make a risky lifetime decisions in order to survive in WWII.When he sees his family is taken to Poland one by one he ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Chlumský | Stars: Ondrej Vetchý, Vlado Cerný, Lubomír Bukový, Peter Oszlik

Votes: 243

46. Coup de Grâce (1976)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, War

6.9
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A countess' unrequited love for an army officer leads to disaster.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Matthias Habich, Margarethe von Trotta, Rüdiger Kirschstein, Marc Eyraud

Votes: 1,074

47. Tidal Wave (1973)

PG | 82 min | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama

5.4
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Racked by earthquakes and volcanos, Japan is slowly sinking into the sea. A race against time and tide begins as Americans and the Japanese work together to salvage some fraction of the ... See full summary »

Directors: Shirô Moritani, Andrew Mayer | Stars: Lorne Greene, Keiju Kobayashi, Rhonda Leigh Hopkins, Hiroshi Fujioka

Votes: 293

48. Planeta bur (1962)

78 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Cosmonauts land on the planet Venus. However, they find themselves in danger from the voracious monsters they find on it.

Director: Pavel Klushantsev | Stars: Vladimir Yemelyanov, Georgi Zhzhyonov, Gennadi Vernov, Yuriy Sarantsev

Votes: 1,052

49. The Great Water (2004)

93 min | Drama, War

7.1
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62 Metascore

An ailing communist reflects on his childhood in Stalinist Yugoslavia.

Director: Ivo Trajkov | Stars: Saso Kekenovski, Maja Stankovska, Mitko Apostolovski, Verica Nedeska

Votes: 781 | Gross: $0.01M

50. Gulag Magadan (2017)

Drama, History, Thriller

8.1
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USSR Gulag dissidents Larisa, Pyotr and Elizabeta begin to discover the real reasons they were put in the GULAG death camp. They undergo powerful changes in Self-Hate, Shame, Pride.

Director: Michael Kingsbury | Stars: Kendall Morris, Katherine Galanova, Andrey Vasilyev, Elizabet Nenova

Votes: 15



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